Mandibular fracture - single site only

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Car accident

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A linear minimally displaced fracture involving the right body of mandible is identified.

Case Discussion

In most cases the mandible fractures or dislocates in two places as it forms a rigid ring with the base of skull. A single fracture without temporomandibular joint dislocation is rare but usually occurs in the setting of a direct blow. 

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Case information

rID: 26062
Published: 26th Nov 2013
Last edited: 11th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included